Monopoly Boutique Edition, a 'girl' monopoly. I almost put it down and moved on, thinking 'eh, I guess it's just the same as regular monopoly but just with a pink board and in a pink box'. But then I noticed the playing pieces on the front:
Alongside the requisite monopoly car was a pair of sunglasses and what looks like a chihuahua. Uh... I suppose that's par for the course if you're going to make the board and hotels pink. BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE!
I turned the box over and read the little write-ups:
"MONOPOLY BOUTIQUE EDITION IS PRETTY IN PINK - JUST FOR YOU, GIRL!"
"It's the Monopoly game like you've never seen it, dressed up in pink and all about stuff you love. Buy boutiques and malls, go on a shopping spree, pay your cell phone bill and get Text and instant messages. You and your friends will adore the funky tokens, cool buildings, and cute illustrations. Best of all, the game is stored in a beautiful keepsake box. So gather some girlfriends and play the world's most popular boardgame - designed just for you!"
Oh my god. I have been playing monopoly for all these years, without realising I wasn't really supposed to. What was I thinking?! Playing monopoly with that crappy old boot and top hat?! Buying hotels and houses when I could have been sashaying around the board wearing sassy flip flops whilst chatting on my 'celly' to my bffs on the way to get mani-pedis! Oh Em Gee you guyz, I totes have to pay my cell bill ewwwww. Oh awesome I just got an IM that says I won a modelling contract!! PHEW! I gtg, TTFN!!!
"COOL GAME FEATURES INCLUDE:
- 8 collectible tokens just for girls
- Keepsake storage box with removable tray and mirrored insert
- Pink gameboard with fun properties like "Jillian's Jewelry Store" and "Savannah's Super Spa"
- Pink and purple translucent boutiques and malls instead of houses and hotels
- Instant Message and Text Message instead of Chance and Community Chest
- Pink Title Deed cards
- Redesigned Monopoly Money
- Flocked bankers tray
- 2 pink dice
Savannah's Super Spa. I wonder if you can get a brazillian there.
I can literally not believe that someone wrote this and someone else approved it when it says "8 collectible tokens just for girls".
Atleast I can wear the board game pieces on a chain or charm bracelet.
I wonder what the boy version of monopoly would be.